Patent, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets are a major investment in a client’s future competitiveness and business success. We help intellectual property owners that want to capitalize on their IP investment by facilitating strategic licensing arrangements.
We advise on IP licensing agreements in all industries. We analyze intellectual property portfolios and licensing as part of due diligence for internal reviews, restructurings, sales and acquisitions. Our work in this area includes evaluation and advice on licensing rights that would affect intellectual property assets for sale or purchase, copyright licensing agreements, franchising, licensing of patents as well as know -how and trademark licenses.
Licensing programs permit technology owners to “discover” untapped sources of revenue, such as by licensing technologies for applications in noncompetitive fields. In addition, a well-constructed IP license also benefits companies seeking to access the latest technology. In many cases, “licensing-in” critical technology may be a cost-effective alternative to a costly in-house research and development project.
Our attorneys have structured and negotiated a wide variety of alliances that have resulted in meaningful new opportunities for our clients. We assist in the creation of licensing deals that may yield tremendous strategic value to a business through cross-licensing, patent pooling, joint ventures, and collaborative development agreements.